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Accounting Assistant, Part Time 25 hours per week - Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta Society

Mar 09, 2024
Edmonton, Alberta
Accounting Assistant
Part Time – 25 Hours Per Week

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Alberta (RMHCA) is passionate about providing a home away from home for families with seriously ill or injured children who must travel for medical care.  

We know that a family with a sick child is a sick family.  Our Ronald McDonald Houses provide a warm, compassionate, and comfortable environment where families can share experiences, receive respite and distraction, eat a warm homemade meal and rest, all while caring for their child at the hospital next door.

RMHCA is part of a global network of Houses, Family Rooms, Care Mobiles and Comfort Carts prioritizing family-centered care through delivery of our unique core programs. RMHCA operates four Houses offering 87 private family suites, and three Comfort Carts that deliver bedside services in hospital. 

We’re currently engaged in a multi-year, $80M capital campaign to reduce the service gap by tripling our capacity in Calgary and Edmonton. Construction on an expanded facility in Calgary is currently underway and scheduled for completion in 2025.

Your Role
Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Accounting Assistant assists with the day-to-day full cycle accounting responsibilities for RMHC Alberta, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, month end, bank deposits, account reconciliation, and reporting.

This is a hybrid position working 25 hours per week, with hours agreed upon between the Accounting Assistant and the Accounting Manager, typically completed during normal business hours. This position will be based out of Edmonton.

Your Key Responsibilities
  • Full cycle Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable, including month end responsibilities
  • Verify and process employee expense claims for reimbursement
  • Review and enter the credit card expenses, prepare and follow up with monthly credit card logs
  • Prepare journal entries for monthly prepaid expenses, fixed assets, investments, payroll, third party processing fees etc.
  • Reconcile monthly bank, credit card, and investment statements, and petty cash floats
  • Maintain filing system and archiving process
  • Follow up and liaise with vendors as needed
  • Work with other departments to obtain accurate financial data
  • Submit monthly financial reports to the Accounting Manager
  • Support audit needs by pulling samples, answering procedures questions, and providing assistance as required
Required Qualifications
  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in accounting, finance or an equivalent discipline
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a bookkeeping role
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Highly resourceful, intuitive, and flexible
  • Proven organizational and time management skills with a high attention to details
  • Ability to take direction and work well as a team and independently
Nice to Haves
  • Previous work in a nonprofit with Financial Edge experience
What we Offer
  • Competitive wage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Social events
  • Flexibility and a hybrid work schedule
  • Opportunity to participate in various committees
  • A culture built on our values of passionate, excellence, entrepreneurial, relentless, people-first
RMHCA is proud to be recognized as a 2022 Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice. We employ 87 people and hundreds of volunteers. 

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural safety are guiding principles at RMHC Alberta. We recognize the ongoing need to ensure DEI is reflected in our day-to-day activities; to champion continuous learning for staff, volunteers and the board; to create policies and practices that support DEI; and to find ways to measure our progress and continually improve. If you require accommodation, please advise us during the recruitment process.

We thank all candidates who apply; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.
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